Resilient Roots
Climate Smart Agriculture & Food Systems
Background Information

Agriculture plays a prominent role in San Diego, holding significant economic, cultural, ecological, and historic value. As our climate and land-use priorities shift, these agricultural lands are increasingly threatened by the climate impacts of extreme temperatures, more variable precipitation and drought, and wildfire. Despite these challenges, agricultural lands that utilize sustainable and climate-smart practices, hold significant potential to offset our carbon impact. 

Sustainable & Climate-Smart Practices
perennial crops
trees and shrubs
cover crops
No-till or
Composting and mulching
riparian areas
Technical Resources
2020 Report:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
2020 Consortium Summary Powerpoint
Summary Guide:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
Climate-Smart Ag in SD County
Agriculture in Escondido: Opportunities for Resilience
Community Resources
Climate Cookbook:
Recipes &
Climate Commitment Carrot
Climate & Food Systems Traveling Trunks
En Español
Informe: Los Impactos del Cambio Climático de los Cultivos Especializados
Presentación del 2020 Consorcio
Recetario climático:
recitas y actividades
La Zanahoria del Compromiso Climático
Event Resources
Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops
for the San Diego region

On February 27, 2020 over 40 specialty crop representatives, including growers, agricultural associations, technical advisors, and researchers, gathered to identify potential climate change adaptation strategies. Learn more and view the Consortium resources here:

On the Blog

A Profile on the Legacy of Escondido Agriculture: Part 2

July 7, 2020

A Profile on the Legacy of Escondido Agriculture: Part 1

June 30, 2020

2020 Climate Change Consortium Report Now Available!

June 29, 2020

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